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A child from the learning center in Bandipur, Nepal, works to clear the rubble from her family’s home, which was destroyed in the April 25 earthquake.
—Chij Shrestha

Restarting School Crucial to Nepal Earthquake Recovery, Aid Groups Say

After some 5,000 schools were destroyed, rebuilding may take years in devastated areas, experts caution, while those that remain operational offer an anchor for children and their families. (May 8, 2015)

Top Performers Blog

07/01 11:38 am | Why Some Economies Grow and Others Don't | This week Marc Tucker reviews a new book by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann showing that quality of education has a major impact on a nation's economy

Global Learning Blog

06/29 10:41 am | Creating Partnerships and Guiding Students to Success: The Netherlands | Innovative initiatives to develop education, meet the needs of students, contribute to lasting careers, and help provide a pipeline of students with the skills industry needs.

Democracy and Education Blog

07/11 03:21 pm | The State of Public Education; The State of Movements for Human Rights | As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  I want to take the opportunity of this last blog ...

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E-Learning Goes Global
This webinar examined the state of online learning internationally and highlight various countries moving ahead in this arena.

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What U.S. Schools Can Learn From High-Performing Countries
This chat examined the United States’ mediocre showing on recent international tests, and what those results mean.

E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat shared their experiences establishing meaningful connections between their schools in the United States and schools in other countries.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

Multimedia

Quality Counts 2012: A Multimedia Presentation

Why is it important to study schools from other countries? Watch videos on the subject and listen to Education Week's reporters who studied the issue at large for Quality Counts 2012.

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There is irony in today's U.S. education standards resembling those of pre-World War II Japan, writes Lawrence Baines.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
After some 5,000 schools were destroyed, rebuilding may take years in devastated areas, experts caution, while those that remain operational offer an anchor for children and their families.
May 8, 2015 - Education Week
Even the wealthiest and best-educated young Americans lag behind peers in other countries in literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
A new study says U.S. teachers still lead the world in time spent in front of a class—but not as much as everyone thinks.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to comparing school systems, test scores are just the tip of the iceberg, researchers argue.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Heather Bandeen, a U.S. teacher currently working in Norway, says that much is lost in the way U.S. education leaders and policymakers talk about school performance in other countries.
November 5, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
OECD study finds that U.S. teachers spend significantly more hours per week working than their international peers and have have fewer opportunities for cross-classroom collaboration.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
As Singapore increases the use of digital devices in schools, the country's education leaders are making a parallel effort to train teachers not just in the latest tech trends but in how to determine when and why to use technology.
May 7, 2014 - Teacher
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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